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For our 1st wedding anniversary we decided to visit the Bay of Islands about 5 hours drive north from Auckland. We set off about noon, but on the way Sally wanted to pass through a giant Kaori Forrest (Huge forrest - Maori name) about 2 hours west of the Bay of Islands. On the way we stopped briefly at a little village on the sea called Snell and …
Fully stocked up on wedding breakfast, eggs benedict for us Mmmmm!! At a lovely vineyard we headed minus the wine to the Bay of Islands, a 3.5hr trip. We went via sheep skin and fishing shops with Andrew, Hels 13yr old bro in tow. He was fab, reminded us of being young with some cracking questions and the ability to beat Phil on the 'yes it is, no …
Long drive from Auckland through tropical landscape in brilliant sunshine to Russell. Stopped along the way for lunch everywhere surrounded by Tree Ferns really lush. Its a very Jurrassic landscape.
Bay of Islands - Russell is a great place lots of boats turquiose sea and a small beach.
There is a very tranquil feeling about this place …
Sure, jet lag can slow you down a bit. We were asleep by 9:00 and awoke after a wonderful sleep at....3:30am. Time to get the day moving, we were on the road by 5:30. After a fine breakfast along Highway 1, we stopped on the Pacific beach (East side of the North Island) at Mangawhai Beach. Later on, we stopped at Whangarei Falls; lovely. The sign …
After sleeping well (we're still surprised at that), I was still up in time for sunrise on the Bay of Islands. The world's largest breakfast was followed by a trip to Okiato, back on the car ferry to Opua, then to Paihai and finally to the Kerikeri Airport. It was skydiving time. Debi didn't want to so she didn't. There's not much to it really. You …
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